Christopher (center) an autistic boy played by Hunter Welch, connects with his father (Noah Woxland) in a way that is comfortable to him. Tess Zamzow plays his mother in "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time." Triton won first place in the subsection competition on Saturday. More photos are on page 8.Photo by Melanie Dobson
By Ruth Hanson
The Cobra kids did it!! They placed first at the subsection meet of One Act Play competition on Saturday in the Performing Arts Center at Triton High School.
"It was very exciting," Anne Schreiber, co-director of the play, said. "It was neat to see how far the students have come. I love seeing the growth from day to day of the students as they rehearse."
"We always tweak the production every time after we get ideas," John Schreiber, co-director, said. "This was a solid performance and the students represented Triton really well. I've been blessed all these years to have students who are willing to follow my theatrical instincts. "
Ms. Schreiber said that it is exciting to be going to the section meet.
"It is hopeful because one play will go on to the state meet," she said. "It's hard to advance beyond this level. There are so many good plays out there."
She said she was pleased to see such a good crowd come to see the play on Thursday.
"This play has been a lot of work for the students as well as the directors, but it is work for everybody," she said.
One of the judges commented that "Hunter Welch did his part with respect to someone with autism, not a stereotype."
Cannon Falls placed second.
The section competition will take place in the Stewartville auditorium this Saturday, February 3, beginning at 9 a.m. Eight schools will compete. One will go to the state meet. Triton will perform at 12:50 p.m. Only the first place play will go on to the state meet in the Twin Cities next Saturday.